Biography & Autobiography Books - Science & Technology

Ending Plague: A Scholar's Obligation in an Age of Corruption (Children’s Health Defense) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781510764682
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Published: Skyhorse - August 31st, 2021

"An engrossing exposé of scientific practice in America.”
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From the authors of the New York Times bestselling Plague of Corruption comes the prescription on how to end the plague infecting our medical community.

Ending Plague
continues the New York Times bestselling team o


Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385545457
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 3rd, 2021

*A Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller*

"A deeply reported and business-savvy chronicle of Tesla's wild ride." --Walter Isaacson, New York Times Book Review


App Kid: How a Child of Immigrants Grabbed a Piece of the American Dream Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525656197
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Published: Knopf - September 21st, 2021

An inspiring and deeply personal coming of age memoir from one of Silicon Valley’s youngest entrepreneurs—a second-generation Latino immigrant who taught himself how to code as a thirteen-year-old and went on to claim his share of the American dream.


The Secret of Life: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the Discovery of DNA's Double Helix Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781324002239
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2021

An authoritative history of the race to unravel DNA’s structure, by one of our most prominent medical historians.

James Watson and Francis Crick’s 1953 discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is the foundation of virtually every advance in our modern understanding of genetics and molecular biology. But how did Watson and Crick do it—and why were they the ones who succeeded?


The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us Cover Image
By Meg Lowman, Sylvia A. Earle (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374162696
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 10th, 2021

“An eye-opening and enchanting book by one of our major scientist-explorers.” —Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper’s Wife


Journey to the Edge of Reason: The Life of Kurt Gödel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781324005445
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 11th, 2021

The first major biography written for a general audience of the logician and mathematician whose Incompleteness Theorems helped launch a modern scientific revolution.


Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781324003243
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 1st, 2021

A riveting history of the epic orbital flight that put America back into the space race.


The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324004493
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

The surprising, often fiercely feminist, always fascinating, yet barely known, history of home economics.


The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984878533
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Published: Penguin Press - September 21st, 2021

A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial, and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech, business, and politics
 


Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643137636
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Published: Pegasus Books - May 11th, 2021

One of the world's leading experts on genetics unravels one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science and medicine. 

If our genes are, to a great extent, our destiny, then what would happen if mankind could engineer and alter the very essence of our DNA coding?


Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250229755
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 4th, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

In the spirit of The Right Stuff, updated for the 21st century, Test Gods is an epic story about extreme bravery and sacrifice, about the thin line between lunacy and genius. Most of all, it is a story about the pursuit of meaning in our lives—and the fulfillment of our dreams.


Written in Bone: Hidden Stories in What We Leave Behind Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781951627805
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Published: Arcade - June 1st, 2021

Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association ALCS Gold Dagger for Nonfiction—
A tour through the human skeleton and the secrets our bones reveal, from the author of All That Remains


In her memoir All That Remains, internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist Dame Sue Black recounted her life lived eye to eye with the Grim R